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The shop and barn are the only structures left on the property.(out of 6.)

We(family) have been restoring prairie for 15 years now.

The property isn’t the only prairie restoration in the area,as we are surrounded by over 2500 acres of The Nature Conservancy property.The name of their land is Nachusa Grasslands.http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/illinois/preserves/art1116.html

The barn and shop are insulated with factory seconds of solid insulation called polyisocyanurate.This ‘board’ was made here in Illinois for roofing application and also for ‘other’ insulating purposes.R-7 per inch.

The view from the outside front entry,and then inside the front door,one of my clamp rack(by the second work station)and then the first work station,the second station again and the Model T.This isn’t the most desirable place to store a Model T, but the mice aren’t such a problem in the shop(no food) as they are in the houses garage(seed storage.etc)But the dust on it can become 1/2 inch thick by spring…:(

Until I joined this site, I hadn’t been too worried about the layers of dust and debris floating through the shop,now I seem to developed some pride in the appearance and upkeep of the equipment, huh, I guess I have finally decided to do something positive in the winter(being that I was a roofer and in the construction fields for the past 20+ years, the shop was a stop gap between jobs, rather than a place to be during the long winter months)Now it is a daily reprieve from the daily grind(I am recovering from knee surgery ‘Dec. 19th’and will be off work for a few months)

See this site can bring the best out of the humble woodworker…:)

-- Ken, Northern Illinois,kbcmtndewman40@yahoo.com


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KBC

34 posts in 2060 days


#1 posted 2040 days ago

well the map feature isn’t amendable so the site isn’t correct,,but I’ll learn the in’s and out’s soon enough.

Got it to change,,guess this old dog CAN learn some of those newfangled tricks after all!

-- Ken, Northern Illinois,kbcmtndewman40@yahoo.com

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2040 days ago

Hi Ken. Any chance we could get some pictures of your shop? As a self-professed shop addict I find this to be an interesting part of the group.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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KBC

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#3 posted 2040 days ago

Hey Scott,I have edited for my earlier mistake(Imagine a cabinetmaker making a COMPUTER type mistake!)

Today(Dec.24) I will be taking photos of the shop in more detail,will add to this post then.

-- Ken, Northern Illinois,kbcmtndewman40@yahoo.com

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 2037 days ago

Ken, you have a nice looking shop in which to work. It looks like you have plenty of room in which to space your tools and have “walk around” room as well. It looks like you have organized the shop well and I really like the head room that you have to work with. I would feel at home working in there.

Thanks for the pictures. I enjoyed visiting with you.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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henryj383

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#5 posted 2028 days ago

Hey Ken great shop, first thing I saw was the tractor and then you capped it off with the Model “T ” I have a extra tarp I will send you to put on that wonderful little car…lol or better I will swap you a bunch of woodworking machines and a half dozen cats….
You have it all guy!

-- Daniel of Due West

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